A1 Brings Boy Band Authenticity Come to Life

Deafening screams of more than 2,000 fans fill every corner of the KIA Theatre in Araneta Center with the highly anticipated A1 concert tour made its kick-off on October 23, 2016.

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Three of the original four members of A1 ­— Ben Adams (lead vocals), Mark Read (keyboards), and Christian Ingebrigtsen (guitars), enjoyed performing a 2-night show as they preferred to be intimate with their fans. Second night happened at the IEC Pavilion in Cebu on October 25, 2016.

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The A1 Confessions

“This is one of our favorite countries. We absolutely love it here,” Ben Adams opens during the press conference held at Novotel-Manila. With me at the event is my friend Len Armea (Editor-In-Chief of Pinoy Gazette) who’s brave enough to overcome her shyness, ready to stare eye to eye to her most favorite guy of A1, Ben, and ask a few questions to the group.

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Kenny Rogers and The Stylistics: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Writing is tough. It’s been hard to stay motivated when you can’t think of the right words to tell about things. I’ve been waiting for the right time for my brain to function well and get into this mindset again, when I need to get the job done even if I have no free time in my head. Words will come as I positively think.

I’ve been eager to sum up the story about legendary artists Kenny Rogers and The Stylistics since last week. I posted some things and pictures about them on our Facebook:

I feel like I can’t go on anymore after watching these icons onstage. I feel like I have not moved on. Kenny Rogers ending his music career and Stylistics performing anything that you could’ve wanted in a classic soul and RNB concert were sort of an off-the-roof experience.

I ask myself again, what I should share about these recent concert happenings, which left us sentimentality for the past few weeks. Both concerts were brought to us by Ovation Productions, one of the biggest concert promoters in the Philippines owned by the passionate and hardworking power couple Celinda and Rene De Guia. We’re all thankful for them for bringing us the music of all these world-renowned foreign artists to the country.

Kenny Roger’s Goodbye Concert

We have the fond memories of watching the iconic, Kenny Rogers. He bids farewell to his Filipino fans as we are all fascinated with his life stories, charisma and wit.

Kenny Rogers: Final World Tour Live in Manila

Charming as he is, that’s what I’ve seen through my lens. I’ve seen lines of wisdom, stories behind his eyes, put there by love, personal battles and lifelong music. And that I heard the most beautiful, calming and touching songs that I usually hear on air.

We are moved by Kenny Roger’s bravery to perform his world tour despite how he looks fragile onstage, but grateful at the same time for this chance to catch him live once more to perfect this final world tour.

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